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Monday, January 09, 2012

Reporter punches boy on live TV, KRIV wedding and more

- Reporter punches boy in live shot (Thanks Eric)
- Matt Lauer Celebrates 15th Anniversary As 'Today' Co-Host
- ‘World News Now’ Celebrates 20 Years
- ESPN's Jon Gruden Mistakes the First Lady for Lisa Salters

Texans’ playoff win draws massive TV audience
More than one-third of the Greater Houston area’s 2.1 million television households watched the Texans’ playoff wild card win Saturday over the Bengals.

Fox anchor Jose Grinan ties the knot
Fox 26 KRIV anchor Jose' Grinan married long time girlfriend Kathryn Griffin Townsend.

Shawn Rutherford Gone From KXAN TV
Morning weather anchor Shawn Rutherford is gone from KXAN-TV reports Jim McNabb.

KHOU 11 studio demolished...the old one at least
A big boom could be heard at the Texas Medical Center on Sunday as demolition crews brought down a 20-story building that used to be home to KHOU 11 News.

Another Belo split completed
It’s been nearly four years since Belo Corporation split in two, with the newspaper side being spun off into a new company, A.H. Belo Corporation. Now the two have finally divided up their real estate holdings.

Dynamo, KPRC-TV reach historic agreement to broadcast games for 2012 season
The Houston Dynamo and Houston’s NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV, have reached an agreement to broadcast six regular season matches for the 2012 season. KPRC will exclusively air a “Match of the Month” on the station’s main channel, KPRC Local 2, and feature Dynamo ancillary programming on its digital channel throughout the season.

Billy The Kidd Signs Multi-Year Clear Channel Deal
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KHKS (106.1 KISS-FM)/DALLAS APD/MD/afternoon jock and syndicated PREMIUM CHOICE jock BILLY THE KIDD has signed a multi-year deal that will allow him to continue kicking ass for the company for the foreseeable future.

Mark Shecterle Named NSM At News 92 FM/Houston
RADIO ONE News KROI (NEWS 92 FM)/HOUSTON has named METRO NETWORKS regional Dir./Sales MARK SHECTERLE as GSM. SHECTERLE is a former VP/GM of crosstown Top 40 KRBE when it was owned by SUSQUEHANNA.

KEYE News Crawl Delivers Old News
KEYE-TV made the crawl even less important Tuesday on its 10 p.m. newscast when it ran stories that were several days old.

All That Jazz
Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

5 Replacements for The Jim Rome Show
​Jim Rome is done in the Houston sports-talk radio market after KILT-AM 610 dropped the popular The Jim Rome Show last week.
Rome's show had become more than a little tedious in recent years, so replacing it should be easy; here are five replacements that would make for riveting programming in Rome's vacated three-hour hole.

Say howdy to freshly scrubbed Hank-FM at KTFW, outside Fort Worth
LKCM Radio Group’s KTFW-FM (92.1 FM) relaunched Friday, January 6 at 6 a.m., as Hank-FM, a broad country-based format in the realm of variety hits Jack and Bob.

Shout out to Houston journalist Matt Sampsell
He's former sports reporter/ anchor from FOX 26 who has transferred his skills to the radio. Matt now works as a general assignment report for the new News 92 radio in Houston.

A Tim and Bob Gallery
Often referred to as Houston's first morning duo, Tim and Bob were together on KPRC for over a decade.

Disney, Comcast Set Major Carriage Deal
The 10-year agreement provides Xfinity TV customers broad access to sports, news and entertainment content across multiple screens in and out of the home. Also included are retransmission consent rights for the seven ABC O&Os (KTRK).

KTMD drops Inmigrante for new rerun channel
KTMD channel 47 has dropped Manuel Solis’ Inmigrante TV from channel 47.2, replacing it with “Exitos TV.”

"Kat Country" KATP Amarillo, Texas, Adopts Jockless Presentation
Townsquare Media's KATP (Kat Country 102) Amarillo, Texas, has let its air staff go and is adopting a Jack-FM like, jockless presentation, while keeping the format country, according to Radio Info.

Napoli Management Group let's us know LoriAna Hernandez renews her agreement with KTBC in Austin as primary anchor.

- For ‘CBS This Morning,’ Showtime Has Arrived
- Changing the State of Play
- NBC Entertainment Head Weighs In on ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and ‘House’
- Keith Olbermann: Not Worth It
- Chelsea Clinton's NBC News Tenure May Be Over Soon: Report

- Houston, Dallas, San Antonio among first cities to get Sprint’s 4G LTE
- Analyst: Netflix Now the 15th Most-Watched TV 'Network' in U.S.

- Changes at 740 KTRH and 950 KPRC
- KHOU 11's Christine Haas to KNSD 7 NBC San Diego
- Oprah to air Joel Osteen interview with tough questions
- New 740 KTRH and 950 KTRH lineup schedule 2012
- Understand weight loss, calories and MTV through books

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